This year marks the 13th annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. According to the American Cancer Society statistics, this year, approximately 22,800 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2016, approximately 14,240 women will die in the United States from this disease. In the United States, a woman has a 1 in 75 chance of developing ovarian cancer. It is estimated by the World Health Organization IARC Department that there are over 238,000 new cases diagnosed worldwide annually and nearly 152,000 deaths.

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